Healthcare Assistant

Are you a passionate about making a difference in patients lives? Nursing homes in Ireland are hiring dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Assistants!

Purpose of the Role:
The Health Care Assistant is expected to engage in daily activities and routines of the service that they are working in, inclusive of direct support to service users, administration work and daily household tasks required of them. The Health Care Assistant is required to work as part of a dedicated and innovative team in within a Residential Services providing a service-to-service user in line with HIQA regulations & standards.

Main Responsibilities
· Providing Clients with support and assistance as needed with a wide range of daily living activities, such as washing, toileting, dressing, and undressing.
· Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. Physical, emotional, and spiritual). Make sure that clients remain comfortable and dignified while receiving care when needed.
· Making the best use of aids provided to clients with limited mobility or physical/learning difficulties is of utmost importance.
· Maintain close monitoring of clients who may be confused and/or have behavioural problems.
· Promote continence by assisting with the process.
· Assist in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Help with the last office visit.
· Supporting clients’ hobbies and activities by interacting with them and helping them continue them within the care centre.
· Answer Nurse call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Communicate promptly and respond according to messages.
· Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the wellbeing of Clients.
· Carry out regular checks on Clients at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
· Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments / assistance as and when required.
· Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Nursing Home’s disposal of waste policy.
· Ensure the Nursing Homes resources are used appropriately.
· Clean and maintain equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Nursing Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail to philosophy.
· If applicable, care for clients’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
· Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the company’s policies and procedures.
· Assist Clients who need help during mealtimes (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.) Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.
· Escort Clients travelling to and from the Nursing Home e.g. on social outings, hospitals visit etc.
· Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Clients personal and financial affairs and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Clients.

Requirements
· Fully qualified QQI level 5 completed.
· At least 1 year experience in a similar environment supporting elderly care people.
· Must be of professional, caring, and empathetic nature.
· Good standard of verbal and written English.
· Eligible to work in Ireland.

Some of the benefits:
· Professional Development and Competitive rates of pay.
· Bike to Work Scheme.
· Employee Assistance Programme.
· Internal Promotion Opportunities.
· Dynamic forward-thinking team.

Contact

To discuss this role in detail please contact Priyal Naik +353 16972138 or drop a copy of your CV to Priyal – pnaik@medforce.ie 

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